Post-traumatic mutism

P. Bramanti, E. Sessa, L. Saltuari

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We report on the infrequent verbalisation disorder called 'post-traumatic mutism' observed in 12 subjects with severe traumatic head injuries. These patients during the recovery of their conditions showed for a certain period a speechlessness even though some of them could communicate through gestures and writing. The nature and the possible mechanism of the disorder are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • mutism, post-traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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